Growing Tasmanian Agriculture - Research, Development and Extension for 2050

​The Tasmanian Government is developing a White Paper, "Growing Tasmanian Agriculture – Research, Development and Extension for 2050". The White Paper will guide future Government investment, industry partnerships and set a contemporary framework for achieving the productivity improvements required to growth the value of agriculture tenfold to $10 billion by 2050.

Have Your Say

The Government has now released a Green Paper, which is open for public comment until Friday 2 June 2017.

The Green Paper is a discussion paper where questions are asked and farmers, researchers, agribusiness, industry associations and others who are interested can make comment and provide views to Government on key questions raised in the paper.

Making a submission to the Green Paper is your opportunity to contribute ​to what future agricultural research, development and extension (RD&E) looks like in Tasmania. There are no pre-determined conclusions of this process, which has been specifically designed to ensure that stakeholders are able to provide input and influence the outcomes. 

The key questions the on which Government is seeking your input relate to 

  • the impact from agricultural RD&E investment;
  • interactions with the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA); and 
  • Government or educational institution-owned research and development farms. 

Submissions to the Green Paper will lead to the development of a White Paper - a detailed policy statement that will set out best practice and inform future investments in agricultural RD&E in Tasmania. It is anticipated that the White Paper will be released in September 2017.

Please Note:
This review is investigating only RD&E pertaining to land-based agriculture. Aquaculture, fisheries and forestry RD&E matters are out of scope.  The tertiary educational services of UTAS and the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture as they relate to agriculture are also out of scope.   
Download the Green Paper

  RDE Green Paper   (565Kb)


Making a Submission

The consultation period is open for four weeks and will close at 5 pm on Friday 2 June 2017.   

All submissions will be treated as public information and made available on this website. If you wish for your submission to be treated as confidential, either whole or in part, please note this in writing at the time of making your submission.

No personal information other than the name of individual submitters will be disclosed.


Lodging Your Submission

You can lodge a submission using the on-line submission form, by email or via the post.

On-line Form

The Project Team – RD&E for 2050
GPO Box 44
Hobart Tas 7001

Further Information

Team members from AgriGrowth Tasmania are able to assist you in making a submission.  Contact Heather Neate on (03) 6478 4106 to arrange a time for discussion.


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